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Aims and Objectives

The modern foreign languages taught in Scoil Iósaif share common aims and objectives, amongst these we seek:

  • To enable students to acquire the four main linguistic skills to the best of their ability – listening – speaking – reading and writing.
  • To provide opportunities for students to communicate confidently and express themselves in the target language for everyday communicative purposes.
  • To introduce students to various cultures and traditions associated with their chosen language and to foster an understanding and appreciation of the same.
  • To promote learner autonomy, a spirit of enquiry and a level of fluency suitable to the individual learner.
  • To encourage students to reach their own individual potential in state examinations.

What will I learn in a modern language?

Some of the things you will learn include:

  • how to speak in the language about yourself, your family and friends, your hobbies, your school, etc.This will help you to talk to people who speak the language
  • the skills of listening to, reading and writing in the language
  • the grammar of the language
  • information about the countries where
  • people speak the language, and their way of life.